LDQ #81 Lavender Fields Forever

In this episode, I talked about how I split my En Provence units into two separate quilts! I think I will call the purple one, Lavender Fields Forever.

 

I finished a crocheted wrap.

 

I spent some time organizing my embroidery threads, and started a couple small X-stitch projects.  (subversive with naughty words)

 

Checkout episode 65 of Dear Book Nerd, where they answered my question. (I’m Classically Challenged) If you haven’t listened before, you are in for a treat. The podcast has ended now, but there are about 70 back episodes to devour.

You should watch Love Between the Covers on Netflix. It’s fantastic.

And I read a bunch of books! Follow me on goodreads (verylazydaisy) to see my lists.

Twilt On

 

6 thoughts on “LDQ #81 Lavender Fields Forever

  1. I do like the purple one reminds me of a mosic tile wall I saw recently. I just want to say I am not a STAR person but your star quilt floats nicely. It looks much nicer. I too have in the past not liked the finished quilt in mystery quilts. I have come to the point I follow the clues but I do not make the blocks until they are revealed…. and after I make the blocks I play with them and make the quilt my own way…… Let’s face it …. I never follow instructions.

    Already downloaded and listened to the podcast.

    NONNIE

  2. Margaretk says:

    I like your two quilts, and congrats on your rough draft finish!

    I finally made it through Moby Dick when a British organization published a chapter a day as a podcast, called the Big Read, with each chapter read by a different person – some celebrities, some not. I enjoyed the different voices. I don’t think I ever would have made it through otherwise, although now that I have, I wouldn’t mind if I hadn’t.

    Regarding the Louise Penny books, I have listened to them and the reader has a fabulous French accent and gives a lot of personality to the cast of characters. I still have one book to go in the series, but unfortunately, the reader passed away. The new reader is pretty good, but I still hear the original reader’s voice, which is a good thing. She does carry some plot elements all the way through the series. On her blog she talks about trying different writing styles with each book for her own interest, so maybe you will like the next one better.

    Thanks for podcasting!

  3. Hey Daisy,

    I stopped reading NORA ROBERTS because of her formulaic writing and I just got bored with romances …. too many of the books in the 80s and 90s emished their characters in what would be called “date rape” storylines ….. ie alpha male overwhelming the female resistance to male idea of courtship. Did not like it then really do not like them now. I will say Nora did not go that route as much as other authors. I think she had better character development. I am sure the current books have gotten away from what I call the ALPHA MALE SYNDROME.

    I do recommend J.D. ROBB books but I think you need to read them in order starting at the first book. The books main story is individual and stand alone, but there is an over lying arc that reflects main characters LIFE & LOVE, and that to me has always been why I continue to read the series. ( I have read and own every one of them… in paperback when they started and now in hardcover) You can read them out of order but I think you miss the relationship between characters …. I think Nora like her writing in this series more than she does the NORA ROBERTS books. I think she has more fun and can let her DARK side loose in these books…. no sugar sweetness here.

    OFF to finish my binding…. taking frequent breaks so I plan a re-listen while I stitch.

    NONNIE
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  4. Melissa says:

    Thanks for the documentary recommendation, I loved it! I think all these women would be fun to hang out with but I especially would like to have the chance to hang out with Nora Roberts and Beverly Jenkins. An item for my ultimate wishlist!
    Still haven’t started Bonnie Hunter’s mystery but will get around to it eventually. Like you and Tina that yellow startled me. Not sure if I will use it or not.
    Good to hear from you again!

  5. I love Nora Roberts/JD Robb! You should try some of her trilogies, The Guardians Trilogy (new in 2016) were great, The Key trilogy was good, so was In the Garden trilogy, Born In trilogy, and the Circle trilogy. Good romance authors I’ve liked: Stephanie Laurens, Bertrice Small (some smut), Johanna Lindsey, Lora Leigh (smut), Catherine Coulter…I could go on forever!

  6. Happy New Year!!!

    I agree about the pink and purple. My childhood bedroom was pink and purple and I don’t want to go there again. Been there done that. That is why I am looking at various iterations and trying to figure out how to color mine. Purple is fine, but I I don’t need it it my quilts. I am interested in the low volume version you discussed. I am using text prints as a background for mine.

    I agree with Nonnie that your purple version looks like a mosaic floor. Great job!

    I think that following Bonnie’s color schemes doesn’t work for me. In this case, I don’t really like large amounts of green and gold is also not a favorite. Having the quilt be a mystery is hard, though, because what you don’t know what is coming next. I ran out of time and ended up just waiting until the reveal, so it didn’t really matter than I hadn’t picked all of my fabrics.

    Moonlight Shawl: wear a mask? 😉

    Your comment about women getting criticized for reading romance vs. men watching Arnold Schwarzenegger movies is another activity in a long line of making women feel bad or smaller about themselves. I see them everywhere these days and it makes me 1) angry; 2) wonder if I just never noticed before or 3) became immune because it was so prevalent.

    I like an occasional romance novel and enjoyed the improbability of Mary Balogh’s The Survivor’s Club series. I wasn’t as enamored with the first in her Huxtable series. Have you read Deanna Raybourn’s Lady Julia Grey novels? I would say that she straddles the romance and mystery genres. The guy in those books makes a girl drool.

    Your sound is fine. The background noise is very minimal.

    Congratulations on your first draft!!! You should be so proud of yourself!! This is such great news.

    I have read a few Nora Roberts books. They are really good when you need mind candy. Some are very formulaic, but if you can’t think, they are a good diversion.

    Moby Dick might be a book to listen to on audio. Your library might have it. I checked out Jane Steele, but also Jane Eyre and will read JE before Jane Steele. I find that reading the classic around the time I read a more contemporary retelling helps me be more interested in classics. Have you read Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld? It is a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice and was SOOOO good.

    Yes, I have read Brave New World. I can’t read classic after classic. I read The Good Earth a long time ago and remember it being fantastic. I should put that on my list again.

    I couldn’t get into Still Life either. I think you are right when you said some of the characters were flat. I didn’t want to commit to the whole series, because of how I felt, but I also respected the opinion of those who liked it. What I ended up doing was jumping straight to the last book and I thought it was well written enough and alluded enough to some of the happenings in the other books that I got the general idea of the whole story arc and felt happy about my decision. Cheating, I know, but there are a lot of books in this world to read. My BIL just published a YA book. I haven’t read it yet, but will soon. You can find it at: http://amzn.to/2lGbGeh (shameless plug, sorry)
    Have a great time in Savannah!

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